Weatherford, Texas Speed Traps
I-20, west of the city
The speed limit on many Texas highways is now 75. The speed limit on I-20 within Weatherford city, proper, is 65. That speed may well be justified due to the traffic. The 65-mph speed limit remains in place after leaving the city, but still in Parker County. The traffic is light; the environment is rural. The speed limit should be 75. A traffic cop is in place at that point, collecting fines.
Front Street between Denton and Hwy 51
This widened section of Front Street has officers cruising it back and forth or sometimes waiting in the cemetery drives. They will pull in behind you as soon as you top the hill. Even if you are just trying to get up the hill, they will cite you for speeding in a residential area even though there is only an empty field on one side and the cemetery on the other. I’ve seen them pull over folks while cruising west, turn around at the tire store, then pull over someone going east. Then they turn around at Denton, and do it over again for hours at a time.
Franklin St north of railroad crossing
When coming down from the Railroad bridge the speed limit is 30 MPH but you pickup 7 MPH coming down the hill. They police sit at corner of Weatherford St and shoot you with a radar gun and write tickets.
Hwy 5 and I-20
Hwy 5 to East bound I-20 on ramp. Officer sits just over the crest of a small hill, monitoring vehicles accelerating to merge with oncoming I-20 traffic. By the time you see him… it’s too late. Accelerate slowly and safely, you’ll have plenty of time to get to highway speed after the crest.
Old Dicey Rd
Weatherford “Police” sit at various spots on Old Dicey, including in peoples driveways. Speed limit is 30 but No one drives 30 on Old Dicey, including Weatherford “Police,” Sheriffs cars or Texas DPS. I crawl down Old Dicey (at 30mph) because I Know it’s a speed trap, and end up being passed by everyone, including the cops. Weatherford “Police”, by the way have no regard for the traffic laws themselves, they break them with impunity, but You will be pulled over and ticketed. This, by the way, is the very defintion of Chutzpah!